Virgin Islands Federal Judge Allows Firearm Expert To Testify On Trace Evidence

(May 2, 2016, 12:54 PM EDT) -- ST. CROIX, Virgin Islands — A firearms and toolmark expert may testify about the recovery of trace evidence, including latent prints and DNA, from ammunition, a Virgin Islands federal judge ruled April 28, denying a motion to exclude the testimony in a lawsuit alleging violation of possession of ammunition by a convicted felon (United States of America v. Damian Lang, Sr., No. 2015-0013, D. Virgin Islands; 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 56730).

(Opinion available. Document #30-160513-015Z.)

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